If you think about temples, wild animals especially tigers, Indian culture, the state of Tamil Nadu immediately comes in to the mind. Tamil Nadu is home to the Tamil people and is the extreme south corner of India. The state has dense forests, long coast lines, the cradle of Dravidian civilizations and a rich Tamil culture including the art and the literature. Everywhere you will find the manifestations of its ancient culture. There are numerous ancient temples, colored gopurams, rock carvings of the finest artists from history and classical dance and music that will take your breath away.
There are large number of pilgrims who visit to the sites of Kanchipuram, Chidambaram, Kumakonam, Trichy, Thanjavur, Madurai, Kanyakumari and Rameshwaram. There are a few national parks where you will get to see the large varieties of wild animals including the elephants, and a rare chance to witness the tigers that can only be seen in selected times of the year. There are a couple of hill stations in the state that attract large number of tourists. Ooty is the most popular hill station not only in Tamil Nadu but in whole of south India. It is reached by the popular miniature train and the stay is wonderful. Kodaikanal is also a wonderful place to relax in calm and cool green hills and provide a nice experience to the visitors. The eastern coast facing the Bay of Bengal has a number of beaches. Chennai which was earlier known as Madras is home to many beautiful beaches and is the capital of Tamil Nadu. In 2004 tsunami, the city faced massive destruction and is still recovering from that. The life of whole state contains the typical Tamil culture in it and is pleasant to the observers.